Thursday, 15 July 2010
Customization in the Golf Industry
Over the past 5 years, the United States Golf Association (USGA), has imposed tough restrictions on golf club design, limiting the size, spring effect and now grooves in an attempt to rein in what they perceive as game altering technology. The argument for or against their position can be saved for another day, but the result of these limits has been making waves in the golf industry. If you ask the CEOs of the top 5 golf companies, "Has the USGA's restrictions on golf club design helped or hurt your business?" invariably, the answer would be "hurt". But to others the new regulations do not hurt, in fact, they help.
In the first 1/2 of this decade, Golf manufacturers worked hard to keep up with the advances in golf technology. It seemed that every year there was a new manufacturing barrier to be crossed, a new material that had to be integrated and the performance bar was ever being drawn farther and farther down the fairway. Now that the pace of technology in the golf industry has slowed somewhat, it is easier to manufacture equipment that performs as well or better than clubs purchased in the most prestigious pro shops.
Still 98% of the golf equipment purchased in the US is off the rack or standard. So if technology is not advancing the way it once did, what is the next performance break through? Certainly, it is customization. In a 2008 article on playing your best golf a major golf publication reported, "....customization may be the last and least know frontier in the golf equipment industry. Manufacturers that will be successful in the coming decades will embrace a customer-centric approach to fitting the golfer for improved play."
Monday, 8 March 2010
SOCCER SPORTS CAMP
In the summer of 2009 I took these photographs of the wonderful sports camp at my local University. I use a fun little blue colored VGA Carabiner Camera made by Argus called the bean sprout. It was a fantastic day and everybody was in a great mood. It seemed like there was about 400 or 500 people at the event.
I like to watch girls play soccer. I mostly like Big Ten Soccer, the girls here ranged from about 5 years old up to about 13 years old. They were highly energetic and were all having such a good time. It helped that the weather was really good and there weren't really any negative parents or coaches.
I highly recommend that everyone check out your local community for fun sports camps, youth leagues or anything that is fun and safe for young people to get involved with. These camps provide the kids with memories that last a lifetime.
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Hi, it has been a long time since I have been able to post a new story. I have been so busy with work and everything else, you know how it can get.
There were quite a few stories I wanted to cover over the last year or two; ranging from the death of Evil Knievel, to the news of Joe Torre becoming the manager of the Dodgers.
Who could forget about Michael Phelps in Beijing 2008 when he broke all the Olympic records, and I just had to say how much I enjoyed watching the Winter events in Vancouver over the past months of 2010.
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
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Thursday, 23 July 2009
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Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Denver Rockies News and Google Sports Scores
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Monday, 6 July 2009
Live News feeds from ESPN Sports News
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*Google has discontinued these gadgets and they are no longer available.
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Lamborghini Diablo + The Hottest Women of Sports
Now Playing: 2002 Lamborghini Diablo + The Hottest Women of Sports
Showing off multiple views of the 2002 Lamborghini Diablo 6.0 Sports Car (Lambo)! Exterior and interior shots at your fingertips anytime you want. Click NEXT in the lower right corner for additional pictures. Check out other gadgets for additional cars, trucks, SUVs, exotic cars, muscle cars, classic cars, concept cars, hybrid vehicles and more! Search for Gregory Brown to check them out or click above for some photos of various models.
Be sure to check this out, click on this link over here >>> The Hottest Women of Sports, updated daily or browse the entire collection. Danika Patrick, Stacy Keibler, Maria Sharapova, Romi Bean, Ana Kournikova, Alisson Stokkes, Amanda Beard, Misty May, Heather Mitts, Francesca Piccinini, Logan Tom, Kristina Lum, Haley Cope, Jenny Adams, and tons more super fine girls, chicks, sexy women, or whatever you want to call them.
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
NHRA CHAMPIONSHIP DRAG RACING
Topic: auto racing
If you haven't noticed already, I love MUSCLE CARS and auto racing. NASCAR seems to get all of the attention these days, but the type of cars and racing speed that I really enjoy is usually found in the NHRA Championship Drag Racing circuit. Here are the profiles of two American racing legends.
Kenny Bernstein became a full-time professional Funny Car driver in 1979 with the Ray Alley owned "Engine Masters" Ford Mercury Cougar. Bernstein won his first Funny Car championship in 1985, and in 1990 began to drive in the Top Fuel Dragster class.
He became the first driver in any class to exceed 300 MPH in competition, and won his first Top Fuel championship in 1996, becoming the first driver in NHRA history to win a championship in both of the nitro classes.
Bernstein retired in 2002, but in September 2006 announced that he would return to racing in the Funny Car division the following season with the Monster Energy Dodge Charger. His return to active competition was not as successful as he had hoped, and he returned to retirement after the season ended. Check out Kenny's official website here >>> Kenny Bernstein Racing.
Gary Gabelich, a San Pedro native, began his racing career as a teenager, winning first place in the stock eliminator drag racing class at Santa Ana at age sixteen. At age nineteen he won the world's first jet dragster race, topping 250 MPH.
He was the first man to break into drag racing's seven-second bracket, driving a Double A Fuel dragster at 7.05 seconds in 1967. He drove the Beach City Chevrolet Corvette funny car to speeds over 200 MPH, a first for a Chevrolet funny vehicle powered by a liquid gas-hydrogen peroxide rocket engine.
On October 23, 1970 Gary set the land speed record on a dry lake bed at Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah with his rocket-powered vehicle "Blue Flame". He achieved an average speed of 622.287 MPH and a peak speed of 650 MPH, a land speed record that existed for almost 13 years.
Gabelich was seriously injured in the crash of an experimental 4 wheel drive funny car. Gabelich died in January 1984 in a motorcycle crash.
Here are some other cool links >>> DODGE CHARGER PHOTO PAGE >>> MONSTER ENERGY ATHLETES >>> COUGAR AD GALLERY.
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
COLLEGE BOWL GAMES
IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN. NCAA COLLEGE BOWL season begins Saturday, December 20, 2008. Get ready
for Hamburgers, Baked Beans and the WINTER TAILGATE PARTY! OOOOOOHHHH YEAH!!! Below is a list of some of the Bowl games this season. Click on the Bowl games below to go to the official websites of these events. You can also find some cool information on these sites >>>> College GameDay
and Football Bowl Association.
| BOWL GAME|| || Date|| || || |
| || || || || || |
|Allstate Sugar Bowl|| ||Jan 02, 09|| || || |
|Armed Forces Bowl|| ||Dec 31, 08|| || || |
|AT&T Cotton Bowl|| ||Jan 02, 09|| || || |
|AutoZone Liberty Bowl|| ||Dec 31, 08|| || || |
|BCS National Championship|| ||Jan 08, 09|| || || |
|Brut Sun Bowl || ||Dec 31, 08|| || || |
|Capital One Bowl || ||Jan 01, 09|| || || |
|Champs Sports Bowl|| ||Dec 27, 08|| || || |
|Chick-fil-A Bowl|| ||Dec 31, 08|| || || |
|EagleBank Bowl|| ||Dec 20, 08|| || || |
|Emerald Bowl|| ||Dec 27, 08|| || || |
|FedEx Orange Bowl|| ||Jan 01, 09|| || || |
|Fiesta Bowl|| ||Jan 05, 09|| || || |
|GMAC Bowl|| ||Jan 06, 09|| || || |
|Hawaii Bowl|| ||Dec 24, 08|| || || |
|Humanitarian Bowl|| ||Dec 30, 08|| || || |
|Independence Bowl|| ||Dec 28, 08|| || || |
|Insight Bowl|| ||Dec 31, 08|| || || |
|International Bowl|| ||Jan 03, 09|| || || |
|Konica Minolta Gator Bowl|| ||Jan 01, 09|| || || |
|Las Vegas Bowl|| ||Dec 20, 08|| || || |
|Meineke Car Care Bowl|| ||Dec 27, 08|| || || |
|Motor City Bowl|| ||Dec 26, 08|| || || |
|Music City Bowl|| ||Dec 31, 08|| || || |
|New Mexico Bowl|| ||Dec 20, 08|| || || |
|Outback Bowl|| ||Jan 01, 08|| || || |
|Papajohns.com Bowl|| ||Dec 29, 08|| || || |
|Rose Bowl|| ||Jan 01, 08|| || || |
|Poinsettia Bowl|| ||Dec 23, 09|| || || |
|St. Petersburg Bowl|| ||Dec 20, 08|| || || |
|Texas Bowl|| ||Dec 30, 08|| || || |
|Valero Alamo Bowl|| ||Dec 29, 08|| || || |
Here's a LOOK at some of the teams that are going to be playing!
August 30: #24 Alabama vs. #9 Clemson
September 6: Miami (FL) at #5 Florida
September 13: #5 Ohio State at #1 USC
September 20: #6 LSU at #9 Auburn
September 27: #8 Alabama at #3 Georgia
October 4: #13 Auburn at #19 Vanderbilt
October 11: #5 Texas vs. #1 Oklahoma
October 18: #11 Missouri at #1 Texas
October 25: #3 Penn State at #9 Ohio State
November 1: #1 Texas at #7 Texas Tech
November 8: #1 Alabama at #15 LSU
November 15: Hampton at Florida A&M
November 22: #2 Texas Tech at #5 Oklahoma
November 29: #3 Oklahoma at #11 Oklahoma State
December 6: #1 Alabama vs. #4 Florida
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